Montessori’s desire to contribute to the good of all leads Montessori Tides school to consciously organize programs of community service. These programs range from helping others within the class or school setting to community outreach programs that allow children and adults to make a difference in the lives of others within and beyond our local community.
“The aim of such an education indicates the desire to contribute to the good of all, to share in this cosmic goodness.” – Maria Montessori
Elementary Programs Community Service
Service to the community is an active way in which Montessori Tides Elementary classrooms teach the web of relationships and social responsibilities. Continue reading…
Local Community Outreach
Water Conservation Program
Montessori Tides Upper Elementary students are creative by nature and love solving problems and contributing to the care of our school. Taking their efforts to a worldwide level is the goal of the upper elementary classroom. First comes finding ways to contribute to the community. Continue reading…
Annual USO Food Drive
Ten years ago, one of our former students, Dawson Pickett, started a food drive for the local USO. At that time, Montessori Tides School agreed to participate in that worthy cause. During the following 10 years, Dawson was able to collect enough food supplies to feed over 1,000 families. Dawson is now a freshman at the University of Florida. In her absence, Zackary and Zoey Hatton have agreed to pick up this wonderful cause and continue Dawson’s work. Continue reading…
Toy Lending Library & Clothing Closet
The Toy Lending Library at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is more than just toys for children; it’s an outreach to bring “Tides of Happiness” through engaging materials and activities donated by Montessori Tides School. Continue Reading…
North Beaches Art Walk
The North Beaches Art Walk is a monthly event orchestrated by the North Beaches Art Walk Association, a non profit organization 501 (c)(3) based in Atlantic Beach, FL.
Art Walk is every third Thursday, from 5-9, rain or shine. Continue reading…
Batteries can be recycled to preserve valuable natural resources.
Zinc and manganese are metals common in alkaline batteries such as AAA, AA, C, D, and 9 volts. All of these batteries can be recycled to preserve valuable natural resources.
We collect them at the school and recycle them with the help of Waste Management. Please remember to tape both ends of the battery before dropping off.
Dominican Republic Clothing Drive
Hannah Flack, a former Montessori Tides student and 2012 Episcopal High School graduate, traveled in June to the Dominican Republic with a group from Episcopal to work at a boys orphanage.
The Montessori Tides School Community rallied together to donate clothing items for both boys and girls for her group to give to the people in the area of the orphanage. We salute her dedication to helping others and are completely honored to have been part of this worthy cause.
Pennies for Peace
Our students participate in a Pennies for Peace campaign, annually, in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. Pennies for Peace is designed to broaden our students’ cultural horizons while teaching them about their capacities as philanthropists—one penny at a time. Continue reading…